||Art / Oil paintings
||1665 - 1718
||Oil on copper
||372 x 495 mm (14 5/8 x 19 1/2 in)
|Place of origin
This atmospheric scene was painted by Jan Griffier the Elder (c.1645–1718). Jan Griffier moved to London from the Netherlands soon after the Great Fire of London in 1666. He was admitted a 'free-brother' of London's Company of Painter-Stainers in 1677.
Griffier had his own yacht on the River Thames, from which he sketched scenery, and it appears he travelled widely between London, Windsor, Oxford and Gloucester. It is thought that he and his family sailed back to Holland in 1695 but were shipwrecked off the Dutch coast. Around ten years later the family returned to London.
Oil painting on copper, Winter Scene by Jan Griffier the elder (Amsterdam c.1645 – London 1718).
On loan from a private collection
Makers and roles
Jan Griffier the elder (Amsterdam c.1645 – London 1718), artist